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Location of Lazdijai
|Coordinates: 54°14′N 23°31′E|
|Municipality||Lazdijai district municipality|
|Eldership||Lazdijai city eldership|
|Capital of||Lazdijai district municipality|
Lazdijai city eldership
Lazdijai rural eldership
|Granted city rights||1597|
|Time zone||UTC+2 (EET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+3 (EEST)|
On November 3, 1941, 1,535 Jews were murdered in Lazdijai, including 485 men, 511 women and 539 children The perpetrators were members of the Rollkommando Hamann, local policemen and Lithuanian nationalists.
In 1990 Lithuania declared independence from the Soviet Union, and new check points between the borders Poland and Lithuania were established and Lazdijai became the center that oversees and continues to regulate these operations. It is the birthplace of Lithuanian politician and producer Arūnas Valinskas and of Russian-American composer and violinist Joseph Achron.
- Encyclopedyja Powszechna (Universal Encyclopedia). Vol. 17 (in Polish). Warszawa: S. Orgelbrand. 1864. p. 655.
- "Holocaust Atlas of Lithuania". holocaustatlas.lt. Retrieved 2017-07-15.
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